Monthly Archives: February 2008

A Look at the Vehicular Homicide Law

When a case of “vehicular homicide” comes up in the news, odds are it is the story of a community tragedy: an intoxicated driver that has taken the life of another person.

But we’ve learned these past few weeks in Kitsap County that the aforementioned scenario isn’t the only way one can be charged with the “VHom” statute.

There are actually three “prongs” to the law — and Kitsap prosecutors here have used them all, or have at least investigated them all — within a month of each other.

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